A surgical oncologist is advocating breast cancer patients opt for surgery than other methods of treatment.
Professor Riccardo A. Audisio of the Department of Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden said between all treatment options, surgery is the cheapest and the most effective to cure breast cancer.
He was speaking in an interview with Myjoyonline.com at the sidelines of the 6th Edition of the Merck Africa Asia Luminary, held at the Kempinksi Hotel in Accra.
He noted that, cost of drugs for treating cancer is very expensive thus a onetime surgery will save patients a lot of money.
Dr. Riccardo A. Audisio urged government to support.
Also, a leading breast cancer campaigner, Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai, advised women to stop taking concoctions to melt cancer in their breasts.
“I have been working for more than 30 years and no patient has died on me in theatre. Surgery is very important and the best treatment modality,” she stated.
Dr. Wiafe Addai who is the Chief Executive Officer of Peace and Love hospital expressed deep worry about continued reliance on herbs for treatment of breast cancer by patients.
She said they only report to the health facilities when their condition has worsened and where little or nothing can be done to save them.
“We have been fighting these diseases over the years, but it seems we are losing the fight because victims continue to report the disease late to treatment centres,” the President of Breast Care International added.
Dr. Wiafe Addai called for the intensification of education on the disease to ensure its early detection and treatment.